Indonesian superhero movies don’t get a lot of love abroad. That’s because there aren’t that many and to criticise them against the heavyweights from America isn’t fair. As a result, these works really need word of mouth to get known. Legend of Gatotakaca (Satria Dewa: Gatotkaca) released in its native country last year, and now has international distribution courtesy of Well GO USA.
Riki the Rhino can easily get missed when parents are looking for wholesome animated films for their kids to watch. Thankfully, this film can be streamed too, as it’s uncertain if every big box store will carry the home video release.
This work not only teaches the value of friendship in the same vein as Disney’s The Lion King, but also animal conservation. In order to deal with the latter in a non-violent way, the fights are no less threatening than what one sees at Spanish bullfighting.
It won’t win huge awards because CGI is less than stellar. The production and pixel art is similiar to the effort put behind A Turtle’s Tale, and that’s only because in other countries (Indonesia, in this instance), the production houses don’t have the computer render farms PIXAR has. However, in terms of its narrative, every word and action counts here.
May is Asian Heritage Month, and the National Film Board of Canada has a channel about Asian Communities in Canada.
May is Asian Heritage Month, and the National Film Board of Canada has a channel about Asian Communities in Canada. The municipality of Richmond, BC is almost considered the “Chinese” place to do business in the Pacific Northwest because of all the warehouses and operations headquartered here. But there’s more to this side of the industry, or a feature about just one nation. There’s other countries to help make this world for what it is. The cultural influences, the history and arts are part of a greater influential factor.
In America, the Los Angeles Pacific Asian Film Festival will soon take place for even more media introspectives. We’ve posted a guide in what to see there in the prior article.
In this country, comic book readers love Gundala, a hero with a mythical past and the smarts to thwart his best foes. The comic book Gundala Putra Petir debuted in 1969 and it took nearly 50 years for him to make his cinematic appearance. His equal in America is DC’s Batman and Marvel Entertainment’s Thor.
After making waves at film festivals last year, the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe has an American distributor. Gundala is this studio’s debut movie which brings a unique style and flavour to movie-goers world-wide. This Indonesian movie is directed by Joko Anwar and stars Abimana Aryasatya, Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Ario Bayu, Lukman Sardi. It draws upon the wealth of local folklore and comic book narrative particular to this corner of the world and promises to deliver a lot of comedy and martial arts for fans to delight in!